Similar to the belt system common in Martial arts IKMF also manages a grading system. This is also divided to three main groups: Practitioner levels (or just ‘P’ levels), Graduate levels (‘G’ levels) and Expert Levels (‘E’ levels). Individuals who train Krav Maga may advance in rank through IKMF’s testing system as high up as they want in proportion to how much krav Maga training time they have invested.
G levels are usually veteran Krav Maga trainees and very often have also been qualified as instructors. Krav Maga Experts are few, as these are highly professional instructors who have dedicated their lives and career to Krav Maga training and instructing. IKMF’s Global Instructor Team (GIT) are all high-ranking Experts and well appreciated instructors.
Civilian Krav Maga training syllabus is compiled of 5 P levels and 5 G levels. Each element of the curriculum is based upon real life scenarios describing real life attacks. Every P or G level includes various self-defense solutions and counterattacks that derive from such scenarios. Through Krav Maga training, the student practices these scenarios according to respective rank. As one advances in grading the scenarios upon which the syllabus is built become increasingly dangerous and complex, and self-defense solutions are provided accordingly. IKMF places very important emphasize on updating the syllabus as often as needed so it is always contemporary and effective.
In addition, IKMF offers extra curriculum qualifications for Krav Maga trainees such as seminars & short workshops that focus on specific defenses, techniques and much more.
Krav Maga For Kids (IKMF Kids Krav)
Children’s Krav Maga mostly referred to as ‘Kid Krav’ it is developed by IKMF as part of Krav Maga self-defense solutions created for the various civilian sectors. Kid self-defense enables children, in a relative short period, to learn self-defense techniques carefully adapted to match their respective age, physical and mental abilities.
Through Krav Maga training, the children are taught how to recognize common threats like bullies and kidnappers. The training also aims to improve their self-esteem, build confidence respect and discipline. IKMF Kid Krav Maga methods, especially in the younger age group are mostly taught through Krav Maga games.
Games help the children develop coordination; learn how to follow directions and foster assertiveness. Through these games, kids are taught how to avoid confrontation, and how to defend themselves when necessary in order to escape. Kid Krav Maga openly and cautiously explains attack scenarios kids may encounter the difference between being bullied by a classmate or by an unknown adult, their options in each situation, what is the proportional response and so on.
The IKMF system divides Kids’ Krav to five main age categories. As the children get older training includes fewer games and resembles the adult curriculum more. Children who train Krav Maga learn a lot about commitment and endurance. Krav Maga teaches them to appreciate and be proud of their achievements when learning a new technique or passing their grade test.
They get a true sense of the path they are on and their progress and they realize that no goal is impossible. In the process they also get a great work out! Kids who need to let out steam can also get a break in Krav maga training. They’re permitted to hit the punching bag, fight with another student under the instructor’s supervision and in the process learn that without these pre-conditions it is not ok to hit or fight.
IKMF Macao provides Kid Classes between 5 to 9 years of ages. From the age of 10 to 16, krav maga training will be fall under Junior Krav Maga Classes. The main differences of the kid classes and the junior classes there are less game activities and more real life situations on junior classes.
IKMF Women Krav Maga
Women Krav Maga techniques were developed by IKMF due to growing demand as part of Krav Maga self-defense solutions created for the various civilian sectors. Women self-defense qualifications enable women of all ages to learn, in a relative short period, central self-defense techniques specifically designated to provide them with defense tools while attacked. IKMF offers several women Krav Maga qualifications; A 3 to 4 hours seminar, Three day workshop and a five day women’s instructor course aimed for certified IKMF civil instructors. Women Krav Maga methods deal with situations from a woman’s daily routine, point out scenarios where threat may appear and teaches, systematically, how to maintain your calm defend yourself counter attack and eliminate danger. Women self defense Krav Maga sector logically concentrates on sexual assault scenarios, as they are the central threat for women. As this issue is highly disturbing and sometimes difficult to discuss women self defense techniques involve substantial emotional training to insure women they are posses the ability to defend themselves, foster self confidence and also necessary aggressiveness. Defenses have been modified to accommodate women’s physiques and state of mind. Additional issues included in women self defense have to do with home invasion, third side protection (protecting your children) and using common objects (keys, handbag etc.) to block the assailant and counterattack. In addition to women self defense classes offered in any IKMF international branch by certified IKMF instructors, IKMF has also produced an exclusive women self defense DVD.
The DVD is firstly a valuable learning tool for Women allowing them to see what women self-defense is about and learn basic women self defense techniques. Secondly, the DVD is a teaching auxiliary tool for certified IKMF women instructors. For direct online purchase please go to our online shop Women self-defense techniques will literally save your life. ‘Stay Away’ is a self-defense program developed by the IKMF designed specifically from a woman’s physical and psychological standpoint. Since 1997, over 30,000 women around the world have attended these seminars with incredible success.
Since its inception, this program has evolved, but the core has remained constant. This program tackles the issues of differences between the attacker and the woman; it focuses on women’s size, strength, and mental condition while under attack.
The ‘Stay Away’ program offers a number of different options. Most women value their financial security and tend to put the family first. There is no greater gift a woman can give to herself and her family than the gift of safety!
Additional issues included in women self-defense have to do with home invasion, third side protection (protecting your children), and using common objects (keys, handbag etc.) to block the assailant and counterattack.
In addition to women self defense classes offered in any IKMF international branch by certified IKMF instructors, IKMF has also produced an exclusive women self defense DVD. The DVD is a valuable learning tool for women, allowing them to see what women’s self defense is about and to learn basic women’s self-defense techniques.